My computer experience goes back to Fall of 1981 Sophomore
year in Davenport West High School, Davenport, IA
In high school I learned Basic, COBOL, and FORTRAN. I worked
with and bought my own Apple 2+ computer. COBOL and FORTRAN was
done on the HP 3000 main frame. Largely with computer cards.
During my Senior year I used to haul the boxes of cards to the
mainframe each evening. This involved learning the basics of
Next I got a old teletype from AT&T (they upgraded). It
allowed me to connect to the HP 3000 from home.
From High School I went into the USAF. Computers were more of
just a hobby there.
After I got out I still maintained my love of computers, but
it continued to just be a hobby until we moved to Maryland where
it became a hobby extreme. I owned and operated Panagea BBS. It
was hosted on a separate phone line in my house. Hosting a BBS
Involved not only being part of a network that was coast to
coast in the US but also helping new users connect by writing
modem strings for virtually every type of modem, keeping email,
games, and message boards available approx. 23 hours a day.
During part of the time this was in operation I was
Commissary Manager for the Baltimore Zoo. There I controlled the
data base for billing and inventory of animal maintenance and
Panagea BBS is long since gone now. After it I did freelance
computer work for individuals and a few small businesses, with
my paying positions involving management positions. I didn't
enjoy computers as my full time employment until I went to work
at Constar Plastics. Shortly after starting I worked my way into
the day shift maintenance technician. I took care of their token
ring network, computerized inventory, printers, date coders, and
even install a new Ethernet to connect the parts inventory to
From Constar I went to work for Eastern Moving and Storage, a
Belkins Agent. I start just doing some freelancing then I
started working there full time as they had alot of issues to be
I work as a contractor to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Dept. of Information
Services now. I primarily work as a lead tech. for
workstation issues but was working as a Systems Administrator
prior to all sys admins being removed from the contract.
I still do freelance work from time to time so feel free to
send me some feedback if you need some work in the Havre de
Grace, Maryland area. Coming soon are training pages and links
to computer security stuff.